… once told me, “I’m so glad when you give some ideas of what to do with the leftovers!” I know I should do it more often, because creative leftover use is one of the hallmarks of being a good cook. (And often we like the leftovers even better than the original dish.)
In the interest of being a conservative cook — and as a lifelong Dem, I mean this only in the strictest sense of the word — who throws little away, I am sincere in using up every last little bit. Am I always successful? Certainly not. But I try. It strums up my creativity; it saves a buck. It stretches me as a cook, as a lover of food, the earth, and my own locale. It saves time. Sometimes I just want to read a Louse Penney book.